Better Nutrition

Breaking Free from Binge Eating

Five years ago, Britt McMartin, age 44, an interior designer from Chicago, dusted off an unread book and uncovered a truth that would lead to her own physical and emotional freedom. We sat down to talk with McMartin about her remarkable journey.

Looking at you today, it’s hard to believe that you ever struggled with weight or health issues. Could you share some of the emotional and physical spirals that led to your turnaround?

My struggle started in high school. I felt a strong need to be “perfect,” so as my body started to change, I started restricting my food intake, which seriously backfired. Those periods of starving myself always ended by eating increasingly ridiculous amounts of food. Then I’d be so disgusted with myself that I’d try to “make up for” what I’d just eaten by skipping breakfast and lunch

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